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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Athens 99920, Greece
01-722-7065
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Ranked #16 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Cab to the cable car - then short ride to the highest peak in the city. 360 degree view. We did it in the afternoon and had cocktails up there watching the sunset over the Agean Sea!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The high vantage point gives you a full 360° of the vast white city beneath you. That alone is worth the trip. And if you're as lucky as I was and you manage to pick up tickets for a concert in the open air amphitheatre...then do it ! I saw live performances of Massive Attack, Nick Cave and The Bad... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Mount Likavitos with its nice church on top is a must see when in Athens. To enjoy the view take the cable car up the hill and go down on foot.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Naturally being the highest point in Athens you would expect the views to be tremendous. They are. At the top is a small chapel/monastery and a café/restaurant which allows an opportunity to just relax and take in the scenery. You can either walk to the top or take a lift. I walked and enjoyed the walk up and down but... More 

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Leven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We liked this walk so much we did it twice. We walked up Loukianou which leads to a set of steps and then onto the hill. There are wonderful views from the top all over Athens and beyond and also on the walk back down. The sun was shining and 5 days before Christmas it was tee shirt weather.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

the views are breathtaking very nice location not very far from downtown , easy to get up to the hill by carlift ! would recomend to anyone !!worth the visit !

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Galilee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

but breathtaking view. lovely cafeteria, but 4 euros for a cup of cofee is a bit expensive even for such a view

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Climb is strenuous, especially up western edge. Eastern side has criss-crossing trails with more gradual descent through woods. At top, views are spectacular on clear day, to Acropolis and all around the city. Also nice church at the top.

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Athens Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Even if you can't climp all the way up to the Lycabettus Hill you shouldn't miss it, as you can use the funicular from Kolonaki district. Amazing view of the city of Athens at day (best time before sunset) and at night. There is also St. George's chapel at the top and a nice cafe/ restaurant where you can rest.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Well worth the climb. Fantastic view of all of Athens. Try to choose a clear day as you will be able to take some great photos.

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